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Submitted by B. Williame (Belgium), Apr 25, 2008 at 10:58

Ok, so if your not sure if the source was trustworthy, then double or tripple check, right?

Because earlier you told me he had this news from caravans, etc.. so not from one source... Must be trustworthy, right? I'm not sure... He had mutliple sources... knowing if they where trustworthy or not, I cannot know for sure and nor can you. Leaving us with a basis of goodfaith...

As always the truth lies somewhere between what both parties say.

Allow me to guess a possible reality.

The romans wanted to invade but didn't go beyond the harbour because they didn't find enough food, etc... to be able to go on conquest.... Loyal followers of Mohammed(Pbuh) saw them landing and went to warn him... Not knowing that the Romans were certain of their march or not...

They warn him, he believes them and the reports of a roman presence is confirmed.

By the time he has gathered his army to meet them, they were allready back on board their ships to Rome (or some roman camp) because they didn't find the nessesities or enough motivation to invade Mohammed's country. Result... Mohammed sets out to fight an army that isn't coming from him and the romans can say they didn't invade as their army never went beyond the port (or something)

Mohammed still can say it was by fear and Romans still can say they didn't invade and no one really is wrong...

What do you think, Is it possible that something similar like this happened in reality?

Because as the wars of romans against the Greeks have taught me is that a roman army doesn't back off easily....

regards,

Submitting....

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